Scientific Director - Veterinary Pathology

Req ID #:  134096
Location: 

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

 

A Scientific Director Pathology position is open in Mattawan, MI.  Scientific Director Pathology is responsible for providing scientific support and leadership within the pathology department, including managing and providing scientific direction to other pathologists. As a pathologist, they are responsible for applying advanced scientific knowledge to perform gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues, and for recording results, preparing complex reports delineating pathological findings, and assisting with necropsy supervision. This position entails serving as a point of scientific contact for pathology, involvement in the department management team, and direct managerial responsibilities for a small group of pathologists.  

 

Essential Functions (The fundamental Duties & Responsibilities of the role (products and services provided/results accomplished) include, but are not limited to, those listed: 

 

  • As needed, supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws to include training and developing employees; appraising performance and completing performance reviews and other employee assessments; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Assist in oversight of Pathology Department to ensure study design, equipment, policies, procedures, technology, and scheduling of work are adequate and aligned for the conduct of quality studies.
  • Interact directly with customers as needed to market company services and to assure customer satisfaction.
  • Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies.
  • May assist with necropsy supervision and may conduct necropsies, including gross pathology interpretation, sample collection and fixation.
  • Enter pathology findings in data capturing system(s).
  • Write comprehensive report narratives detailing all test article effects. As needed, work with study directors to ensure data is accurately integrated into study reports.
  • Provide training
  • technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff and to less experienced pathologists.
  • Provide scientific expertise and consultation for pathology related issues to internal and external clients, as well as other pathologists.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to accomplish the essential functions) include but are not limited to:
 

  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.
  • 9 or more years of pathology experience post-D.V.M.; working knowledge of pathology; specialized training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology required. Experience in managing pathologists and/or other professionals preferred. American Board of Toxicology (A.B.T.) certification preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Ability to apply knowledge toward problem-solving and the advancement of Charles River Laboratories.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good inter-personal skills.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints and extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

 

With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

 

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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